Graduation

Criminal Justice Program

Calumet College of St. Joseph’s Criminal Justice program offers a foundation that supports your dream of positively serving your community.

Calumet College of Saint Joseph’s Criminal Justice program is noted for our real-world experience in the many areas of criminal justice. 

Our faculty have years of experience and close contacts in law and police departments throughout Chicago and Northwest Indiana. As a student, you’ll work with these professionals in the field and make the contacts you need to move right into the kind of job you want after you graduate. Our graduates serve in almost every Police Department in the region, as well as state and federal offices, probation offices and security firms. 

In the Criminal Justice program, you will

  • master the skills and knowledge you need to be successful as a correctional officer, police officer, probation officer, attorney or judge
  • understand the criminal justice system at the local, state and federal levels
  • know how judicial and correctional processes and legal institutions work 
  • learn to think critically about the ethical issues of criminal justice, particularly questions of social justice, social responsibility and decision-making

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Career

Options

Career Options with this major include, but are not limited to work as:

  • Corrections
  • Counseling
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Casework
  • Administration, Probation & Parole
  • Victim Advocacy
  • Court Reporting
  • Legal Assistance
  • Areas: Patrolling
  • Investigating
  • Probation
  • Security
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Faculty

Danny McGuire, Ed.D.

Asssistant Professor; Program Director, Public Safety Administration, Public Safety Management, and the Public Safety Institute

Michael Genova, J.D.

Department Chair, Criminal Justice

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Program

Objectives and requirements

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of the theories, principles and practices of criminal justice, including constitutional principles, judicial and correctional processes, legal institutions, and methods of law enforcement;
  2. Have a general understanding and appreciation of the role of the criminal justice system at local, state, and federal levels; and
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate codes of professional ethics and the capability to critically and reflectively engage ethical issues in criminal justice, particularly questions of social responsibility and professional decision-making.
120 credit hours

The following are required for a baccalaureate degree:

38 hours: General Education

3 hours: Requisites for the Major
CRIJ 100     Intro to Criminal Justice

45 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major
CRIJ 300    Criminology
CRIJ 310    Criminal Law
CRIJ 320    Laws of Evidence
CRIJ 340.   Law Office Technology
CRIJ 370    Juvenile Delinquency
CRIJ 400    Ethics in CRIJ
CRIJ 470    Corrections
CRIJ 471    Probation and Parole
CRIJ 472    Based Corrections
CRIJ 495    Internship/Field Experience
CRIJ 497    Research in Criminal Justice
CRIJ 499    Senior Seminar in Criminal Justice
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34 hours: Electives

120 credit hours

The following are required for a baccalaureate degree:

38 hours: General Education

3 hours: Requisites for the Major
CRIJ 100     Intro to Criminal Justice

45 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major
CRIJ 300    Criminology
CRIJ 320    Laws of Evidence
CRIJ 325    Forensic Psychology
CRIJ 340    Law Office Technology
CRIJ 355    Serial Killers
CRIJ 356    Cults in America
CRIJ 400    Ethics in CRIJ
CRIJ 420    Psychology of Stalking
CRIJ 440    Criminal Profiling
CRIJ 495    Internship/Field Experience
CRIJ 497    Research in Criminal Justice
CRIJ 499    Senior Seminar in CRJ
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34 hours: Electives

120 credit hours

The following courses are required for the Associate’s degree:

35 hours: General Education

3 hours: Requisites for the Major
CRIJ 100     Intro to Criminal Justice

21 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major
CRIJ 300    Criminology
CRIJ 310    Criminal Law
CRIJ 370    Juvenile Delinquency
CRIJ 470    Corrections
CRIJ 471    Probation and Parole
CRIJ 472    Based Corrections
CRIJ 312      Interviewing Techniques

120 credit hours

The following courses are required for the Associate’s degree:

35 hours: General Education

3 hours: Requisites for the Major
CRIJ 100     Intro to Criminal Justice

21 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major
CRIJ 300    Criminology
CRIJ 325    Forensic Psychology
CRIJ 355    Serial Killers
CRIJ 356    Cults in America
CRIJ 420    Psychology of Stalking
CRIJ 440    Criminal Profiling
CRIJ 312    Interviewing Techniques

33 credit hours

The following courses are required:

3 hours: General Education

3 hours: Requisites for the Major
CRIJ 100     Intro to Criminal Justice

27 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major
CRIJ 300  Criminology
CRIJ 310  Criminal Law or CRIJ 311 Criminal Procedures
CRIJ 312  Interviewing Techniques
CRIJ 320 Laws of Evidence (Prerequisite of 12 hours in CRJ)
CRIJ 330 Scientific Criminal Investigations
CRIJ 355 Serial Killers or  CRIJ 356 Cults in America
CRIJ 370 Juvenile Delinquency
CRIJ 420 Psychology of Stalking or CRIJ 440  Criminal Profiling
CRIJ 470 Corrections or CRIJ 472  Comm. Based Corrections

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